Monday, August 29, 2011

Masterclass I with Mathieu Fontaine: Ogrepalooza

So we had Mathieu Fontaine come down from Quebec this past weekend to teach his Masterclass I, which is all about figure painting. We learned to paint skin, cloth, faces, eyes, and metal; we learned to see the figures as a collection of spheres (much as a comic artist sees a form in circles); we laughed, we was better than CATS.

Here's the ogre I worked on. No figures were "finished" during the class; rather, the mini was a canvas for learning techniques. I learned A TON, particularly about highlighting and shading muscles.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

On the Painting Table: Black Reach Dreadnought, Part II

Finally gave in and tried using Ultramarines Blue on the thing. I think it helped! Cleaned up the deets on the facing as well. Now for the legs, a purity seal or two and the bullet holes.

BTW, as I get asked this frequently, the base is made by Micro Art Studio out of Poland. Here's a link to their store page for this particular base: Click!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

On the Painting Table: Black Reach Dreadnought

Highlights are going to be the death of me. I need to push the contrast a lot more.

48 Hours at the Chicago Bunker: Dark Eldar Archon

One Finecast challenge later, here's a mini I painted last weekend. Pretty happy with it!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Quick GenCon Paint-and-Take Fun

So I worked the Miniatures Hobby Exhibition tables at GenCon as a Paint-and-Take Instructor, and each day sat and painted the same minis the participants painted, using the same brushes and paints. Only fair, right?

In the process I discovered how much I love painting Wyrd miniatures. I didn't even know who these little guys were until afterward, but had a ball drybrushing them.

I'm even thinking of picking up a Malifaux starter set just to get more of the buggers.